Meir Hatina

Old Dominion Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and Department of Near Eastern Studies (Spring 2024)

Portrait of Meir Hatina

Meir Hatina is professor in the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies and Jack and Alice Ormut Chair in Arabic Studies, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His fields of research focus on the history of ideas and politics in the modern Middle East and from a comparative perspective, especially in relation to Western and Jewish thought. His publications include Martyrdom in Modern Islam: Piety, Power and Politics (2014); Arab Liberal Thought in the Modern Age (2020). He is also coeditor of Religious Knowledge, Authority and Charisma: Islamic and Jewish Perspectives (2014); Martyrdom and Sacrifice in Islam (2017); and Cultural Pearls from the East (2021).

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